Reviews from Critics

“Sneak-attack play”
—Lily Janiak | SF Datebook
The Flick has an exciting, original concept, and is superbly well-acted and directed. Don’t miss it.”
—Emily S. Mendel | Berkeleyside
“The set stands as conclusive proof that Randy Wong-Westbrooke is one of the best set designers in the game.”
—Charles Lewis III | The Thinking Man's Idiot
“Baker’s play acquires unexpected layers of dramatic depth and intensity.”
—Georgia Rowe | SF Examiner
“Acting is authentic and simply superb”
—Steve Murray | Broadway World
“Shotgun Player’s execution of the piece is near matchless”
—Victor Cordell | ForAllEvents
“It is a unique opportunity, one so masterfully directed and one where these three principal actors become people we might in fact meet in real life”
—Eddie Reynold | Theatre Eddys
—George Heymont | My Cultural Landscape
“The play doesn’t feel overlong at all, though individual moments are certainly drawn out beautifully for dramatic effect”
—Sam Hurwitt | The Mercury News
“Taking the audience through a journey rife with laughter, emotion and silences, Baker crafts intricate characters who develop from shallow stereotypes of millennial culture into adults struggling with depression and living off of minimum wage.”
—Malini Ramaiyer | The Daily Californian
“There is no playwright working today quite like Annie Baker.”
—Charles Kruger | Theatrestorm
“Lighting, sound, and set design by Kurt Landisman, Kris Barrera, and Randy Wong Westbrooke, respectively, create a convincing small theater experience.”
—Christine Okon | Theater & Such
“Annie Baker’s ‘The Flick’ at Shotgun Players is a masterpiece.”
—Carol Benet | ForAllEvents
“Shotgun’s production features an amazing illusion in its realistic setting and brilliant performances. A must see!”
—Beau McGlasson | THEATRIUS
“Director Jon Tracy and his entire cast ace the pace of the play by literally keeping it real.”
—Jim Gladstone | Bay Area Reporter
“No wonder The Flick won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama.”
—Robert Hall | The Piedmont Post

Reviews from Theatergoers

“Through the whole second act I was just praying that each scene wouldn’t be the last.”
“I have not seen a play of this caliber in a long, long time!”
“The set was PERFECT.”
“It was smart, poignant, beautifully staged and acted. I was riveted.”